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Paul Scholes with fellow Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs
Paul Scholes with fellow Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs

Paul Scholes is one of the leading contenders for the Oldham job after reportedly being interviewed by the Sky Bet League One club.

The Manchester United legend was initially priced up as a 20/1 outsider in Sky Bet's 'next Oldham boss' betting following the departure of John Sheridan in the wake of a 5-1 hammering at Rotherham towards the end of September.

He then drifted out to 25/1 as other contenders such as Nancy manager Pablo Correa and Latics caretaker boss Richie Wellens headed the market while Dutch great Clarence Seedorf even became front-runner at 2/5 after meeting with the club, although he's since drifted in the betting to 16/1.

Sky Sports sources claim Scholes has now been interviewed too and his odds have subsequently been cut to 5/6 favourite (as of 1200 BST on 12/10/2017) ahead of Wellens at 11/8.

Two years ago he turned down the chance to take charge at Boundary Park and told The Independent back then: "One day I believe I'll manage Oldham, who are very close to my heart. This was the right job at the wrong time.

"They are a really good family club who mean a great deal to a lot of people - myself included. I just did not feel this was the right time. When I go into management, I want to do so with 100% commitment. At the moment I have a lot of responsibilities and things going on in my life that I cannot simply drop immediately."

He is not short of responsibilities at the moment, being a co-owner of Salford City alongside former United legends Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville, Gary Neville and Nicky Butt, while he also works as a pundit for BT Sport.

Other names in the frame are Alan Stubbs (13/2), Correa (10/1), Seedorf and even Sven Goran Eriksson (both 16/1)!

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Most Read Football

Our best bets for England v USA1

Rooney set to strike in final game

It's all about Wayne Rooney in his final game for England, and there is value to back him to strike against the United States.

Get all the football gossip from the National Papers2

Paper Talk: Roma tracking Young

Roma are looking at Ashley Young while his Manchester United team-mate Chris Smalling is wanted by Everton - all in today's newspapers.

England v USA: International friendly taking place on November 153

England v USA match preview

With England hosting USA in Thursday's international friendly, our match preview features Gareth Southgate, Wayne Rooney and more...

VAR is set to be used next season in the Premier League4

Premier League signs up for VAR

Premier League clubs have agreed in principle to introduce Video Assistant Referees from next season.

Our best bets for Fleetwood v Walsall5

Hunt for goals at Highbury

The early kick-off on Saturday sees Fleetwood take on Walsall in Sky Bet League One. Tom Carnduff is backing goals.

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Our best bets for England v USA

Rooney set to strike in final game

It's all about Wayne Rooney in his final game for England, and there is value to back him to strike against the United States.

Our best bets for Fleetwood v Walsall

Hunt for goals at Highbury

The early kick-off on Saturday sees Fleetwood take on Walsall in Sky Bet League One. Tom Carnduff is backing goals.

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